Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity

How we are governed

Find out more about Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity's Board of Trustees

Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity is governed by a board of Trustees, who work in a voluntary capacity. 


Graham Faulkner 

Graham is a qualified social worker by profession. He has over 40 years experience in the charitable, private and local government sectors spending the last 30 of those in senior positions. He was Chief Executive of Epilepsy Society for 13 years, retiring in September 2013.

Martin Goodwin 

Martin Goodwin is a solicitor specialising in tax and trust law, with a particular interest in the opportunities and difficulties of the law for the creators of literary and artistic works. He acted for Roald Dahl and, after the author’s death, for his literary estate. As such, he advised and assisted Roald’s widow, Liccy, in setting up Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity (then known as the Roald Dahl Foundation) and became one of the three founding trustees, along with Liccy and Sir Quentin Blake.

Rob Halkyard

Rob is Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Experience at Friends of the Earth, the leading enviromental group. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Leadership Fellow at St George's House, Windsor. 

Michelle Johnson  

Michelle has worked within the NHS in London as a registered adult and child nurse for her whole career, spanning over 30 years. She has held senior operational management and nurse leadership posts in hospital, mental health and community health services across North London. before joining Whittington Health in February 2018 as chief nurse and director of patient experience, she worked for Barts Health NHS Trust as a corporate director or nursing for children and young people. 

She is a Queen's Nurse, has a MSc in Child Health and has been a Florence Nightingale Children and Young People's Leadership Scholar. She currently sits on the Clinical Leadership Group for the Healthy London Partnership Children and Young People Programme. 

Niels Kirk 

Niels is a banker with over 30 years of corporate and structured finance experience primarily in the global energy, power and resource sectors.  He is Chief Executive of Kirk Lovegrove & Co Ltd, a specialist energy advisory firm established in 2018.  

Niels is also an independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Subsea 7 S.A., a publicly listed world-leading seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor to the offshore energy industry.

Previously, he worked at Citibank for over 25 years where his most recent appointment was Chairman & Managing Director of Global Energy in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2011 until 2018. Niels has been a trustee of the Charity since 2015.

Virginia Myer 

Ginny is a Fundraising Consultant with a wealth of fundraising expertise and experience with particular emphasis on major donors and event management.

Alex Hyde-Parker

Alex is a Fundraising Operations Consultant with Alveo Consulting, working with a range of higher education and charitable clients on their strategy, operations and resourcing. Alex joined the board of trustees in Spring 2017 and brings expert knowledge of data systems, websites, information technology and income management.

Donald Sturrock (Chair) 

Donald is Roald Dahl’s biographer and Director of Music Link International which promotes the orchestral music commissions based on Roald Dahl’s children’s stories. He has known the Dahl family since he made a television documentary about Roald for the BBC in 1985.  

Nicholas Warr

Nick is a partner with Taylor Wessing in the Private Client group and is Head of the International Private Wealth Group.

Jodi Betts

Jodi is the Lead Nurse of Paediatric Haemotology and Oncology at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was previously a Roald Dahl Nurse.

Any future vacancies for Staff, Trustee and Volunteer roles will be advertised in the jobs section of this site.